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pruning highbush blueberry bushes Highbush blueberry plants can live for many decades; but early in their life, they don’t need much pruning.

For larger plantings, pneumatic pruners are available, but these tools require an air compressor and are fairly expensive.

For the first two years flower buds should be removed either by rubbing them off or by cutting off the tips of shoots. Sep 26, Principles of Pruning the Highbush Blueberry Horticulture Information Leaflets. By reducing the number of fruit buds (and hence clusters) on the bush, pruning results in an increase in the size of the individual berries. Up to a point, the more severe the pruning, the larger the remaining berries are. Pruning for increased size is a Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.

Q: I have over one hundred rabbiteye blueberry plants, some almost 20 years old, and they need pruning. I get conflicting information on the proper time to prune. Please tell me when will be the best time. A: Blueberries flower and fruit the heaviest on new.

In this episode of Growing Wisdom Dave shares his pruning techniques for blueberry bushes!